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1000 new jobs for Belfast: US tech firm Concentrix in £36 million 'unprecedented' announcement

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Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are pictured with Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Senior VP of Concentrix Philip Cassidy. Pic Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are pictured with Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Senior VP of Concentrix Philip Cassidy. Pic Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are pictured with Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Senior VP of Concentrix Philip Cassidy. Pic Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

US tech firm Concentrix is set to create over 1,000 new jobs in Belfast, it has been revealed.

The software giant currently already boasts a workforce of around 1,000 at locations across the city.

It's understood there will be an additional 1,043 positions created.

The massive multi-million pound announcement comes after the global business process outsourcing company, formerly Gem, created 250 jobs last year.

The firm is one of several companies from the west coast of America including Seagate, Cybersource VisaCybersource, Vello Systems and WANdisco which have already established operations in Northern Ireland.

In 2012-13, manufacturing exports to the Americas were worth more than £1bn.

Making the announcement at the company’s headquarters at Lanyon Place the First Minister Peter Robinson said: "This £36million announcement which will create 1,043 jobs by Concentrix is excellent news for Northern Ireland. 

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: “This is an unprecedented jobs announcement by Concentrix creating over 1,000 jobs and contributing over £18million a year in wages and salaries to the local economy."

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